Creating a contract can seem intimidating. Get it right and you can build rewarding business relationships. Get it wrong, and you can put your business at risk. Learn the vital skills to begin to deliver and manage good contracts in this online short course.

  • Why join this course?

    Contracts are the lifeblood of most businesses in the private and public sector. Yet many people sign them without really knowing what they mean or having an understanding of what elements the contract must have to be considered a proper and valid contract. Understanding common terms used, the structure and being able to prepare good contracts are core skills for everyone involved in procuring good and services from business owners and project managers to admin staff.

  • Who is this course for?

    This online introductory level course is designed for anyone, at any level of business, who wants to better understand what is involved in the contract management process and put this knowledge to work with confidence. It is suitable for people working in the public and private sectors. It is ideal for those new to procurement and contracts, or those in roles that have exposure to contracts and procuring goods and services.

  • 100% online + 24/7 access

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This online course is delivered in 9 videos (8 hours total). With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This online short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content. Course can be used to gain CPD points with organisations like CIPS.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Define a contract and understand the importance of knowing the parties
  • Understand the building blocks of contracts
  • Identify the key elements involved in contract formation
  • Demonstrate an understanding of common contract terms and conditions
  • Identify potential contractual issues
  • Identify and manage variations
  • Identify key contract risks
  • Finalise contracts
  • Gain continuing professional development points with the presentation of your completion certificate to organisations such as CIPS.

Course curriculum

Learn from expert practitioners

  • Michael  Young

    Procurement and Contracting Facilitator

    Michael Young

    Michael Young is a leading advisor with over 20 years experience working with federal, state and local government in procurement and contract management and related fields. He has published over 60 papers and book chapters and has authored and edited 5 books. He is a sought after speaker and presenter, having delivered keynote presentations in over 20 countries. Michael has been actively involved in the development of standards both in Australia and internationally, where he is currently working with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and holds numerous qualifications, including a Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Government (Strategic Procurement). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Project Management, the UK Association of Project Management and the Australian Computer Society.

Exceptional value for money

What you get - unlimited access to 9 videos (8 hours total), 100% online learning. Start anytime, study your way.

This online short course will help you understand the contract management process, know what to look for in a good contract, and gain the vital skills to begin to design and manage contracts.

Don’t learn your lessons the hard way! Join this online short course to gain the confidence to design and deliver good contracts.
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